Project Goals: Preserve, Revive, Celebrate

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With so much history, knowledge, and culture at stake, the the aim of the Echoes project is to pay tribute to the musicians, dancers, and other South Africans who were part of the swing era, and ensure that their legacy lives on for a new audience of jazz lovers, history buffs, cultural aficionados, and swing dancers.  As an organization dedicated to … Read More

A little history: Sophiatown

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Like the Harlem neighbourhood of New York that ushered in the wave rise of African American art, music, and literature during the 1920s Harlem Renaissance, Sophiatown was the centre of South African jazz culture from the 1930s-50s. Known as Little Harlem, it was the training grounds for jazz legends like Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Dolly Rathebe, and Spokes Mashiyane. And it was the … Read More